Interview with Peter Zumthor
at the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011


Swiss architect Peter Zumthor talks about his design for this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in this movie filmed by Dezeen at the preview yesterday in London. Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12

Dezeen Screen: interview with Peter Zumthor at the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011

Above portrait is by Arup/Emilie Sandy Photography.

  • ziemowit

    I love this guy, his humble attitude is not from this day and age.

    I have just seen some great shot of this project on flikr:

    Can we have a small discussion about one element everyone seems to ignore: that little line of lights in front of the entrance ? What do you guys think? I find it as a cool 'tongue in cheek' element I wouldn't expect from Mr Zumthor

    • shaun

      To be more specific in the line of light you are talking about, what is the footage time?

  • Wolfgang

    This man is starting a new surge in local base materials. Love it! :)

  • Alex Michael

    I’ll start by saying that I admire Mr. Peter Zumthor’s work and I think he’s a brilliant architect that has a deep understanding of all the earthly materials, but this attitude of “I’m a passionate architect… I do not work for money” is morally wrong.

    I am a passionate student and I enjoy working in this profession but in most cases students don’t get paid for their long hours because they are craving for some experience before getting licensed. I understand his “humble” attitude but could please somebody ask him how this works when you do it for passion and can’t pay the rent at the end of the month.

    It is my personal belief that this attitude should not get so much media attention and practices should focus on rewarding their interns.